October 5, 2020 | technology | No Comments
India has never been a big market for home automation products such as vacuum cleaners and dishwashers thanks to the easy availability of cheap domestic labour. But the Covid-19 pandemic is changing that.
As millions of Indians juggle office work from home and household chores without dependence on domestic helpers—to avoid exposure to coronavirus—dishwasher sales in the country have picked up like never before.
“We have witnessed significant growth in the demand for dishwashers across cities to the tune of 230% over the pre-lockdown period (before March 25) as an increasing number of consumers opt for home automation products to save on time,” a spokesperson of Walmart-owned Flipkart told Quartz. “The 12 place dishwashers have been the most popular in the category.”
Amazon India has seen a five-fold increase in search queries for dishwashers over the last few months, and customers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad,